Join us to talk about urban planning by Sound Theory at The Researchers’ Breakfast on May 12th!
A doctoral student and researcher Olli Hakanen will present his theory on sustainable creative action through a case study: how the introduction of a new system of mobility and a new concept of daily working hours converts a city of 600,000 inhabitants into a metropolis of 4,5 million. We have aslo invited professor Matti Vartiainen from the School of Science and the managing director and reseacher Seppo Laakso from Urban Research Ltd. to join the discussion on the topic.
The breakfast is served at the Service Factory (Töölö) at 8.30-10.30. Olli Hakanen starts his speech at 9:00. You are most warmly welcome to bring a friend – the breakfast event is open for everyone.
To ensure there’s enough breakfast for everyone, please sign up here for the event.
How to find to Service Factory: http://www.servicefactory.aalto.fi/fi/
The Researchers’ Breakfast is organized in collaboration with Aalto Factories (Media, Design, Service and Health) as well as Research Institute (Aalto ARTS), Research support services and International Relations.
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Olli Hakanen, Department of Architecture, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Aalto University
Architecture of creativity in national and international contexts
Sound Theory is a theory of sustainable creative action. It merges three established organizational theories into a new holistic theory by adding a new component. Case study: how the introduction of a new system of mobility and a new concept of daily working hours converts a city of 600,000 inhabitants into a metropolis of 4,5 million.
The research question is whether Sound Theory can be used to generate a capacity for sustainable creative action. The case study presented in the thesis is What If, Helsinki?, a future vision produced by the application of Sound Theory as a philosophical and methodological approach.
Olli Hakanen is an architect, organizational consultant, entrepreneur and city planning activist currently specialized in workspace strategy, consultancy and design. He has created several spearhead projects in Finland, including concept design for the Open Innovation House of Aalto University. Since 2009, he has focused particularly on developing sustainable solutions for future cities. Olli Hakanen is a former Aalto graduate and is currently preparing his doctoral research.
Matti Vartiainen, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, School of Science, Aalto University
Matti Vartiainen is acting as a Professor of Work Psychology and Leadership in Aalto University School of Science, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. He also acts as the International Design Business Management (IDBM) Program director at the School of Science. His teaching areas are learning, competence, and knowledge building; reward systems in organizations; knowledge support and collaborative working environments; sociotechnical work system analysis and design; and change management. He is a mentoring professor in the Virtual and Mobile Work Research Unit (http://www.vmwork.net/) and Work Psychology and Leadership Unit (http://bit.aalto.fi/en/groups/wpl/) at BIT Research Centre (http://bit.aalto.fi/en/).
Seppo Laakso, Urban Research Ltd., University of Helsinki
Seppo Laakso is managing director and researcher at Urban Research TA (http://www.kaupunkitutkimusta.fi/in-english/). He is also Adjunct Professor (Docent) of Urban Economics at the University of Helsinki. His research interests include urban and regional economics and policy, land use and transport, business development, labor markets and population development. He was the co-author, with Professor Heikki A. Loikkanen, of the book on Urban Economics (published by Gaudeamus in 2004) and he is one of three editors of the book on the Economics of the Metropolitan Region (published by city of Helsinki Urban Facts in 2012).
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PRESENTING YOUR WORK TO AALTO COMMUNITY?
We are currently looking for speakers for breakfasts in fall 2015. If you are interested in presenting your research and finding collaboration partners, please send your proposal to Leena Närekangas, Leena.Narekangas(at)aalto.fi.
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